Detroit Lions Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders points out his thoughts on Kerryon Johnson and the Lions offense at the Super Bowl, Feb. 1, 2019 in Atlanta.
Dave Birkett, Detroit No cost Press
The NFL is two months absent from finalizing its 2019 program, but it appears as if the Detroit Lions currently have a Thanksgiving rematch in put.
The Lions are expected to host the Chicago Bears in their once-a-year Thanksgiving sport this tumble, according to a report Monday by Sports activities Company Day-to-day.
The Bears received the NFC North in 2018 and swept the time collection with the Lions, successful, 34-22, at Soldier Industry in early November and 23-16 two months later on Thanksgiving at Ford Industry.
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Lions jogging back again Kerryon Johnson were being among the starters who missed the Thanksgiving sport, which turned on a late Matthew Stafford interception that Eddie Jackson returned 41 yards for a touchdown.
In accordance to Sports activities Company Day-to-day, network executives put in Super Bowl week pitching Howard Katz, the NFL’s scheduling czar, on the game titles they want to broadcast this tumble.
Together with the Lions-Bears, the publication noted the Dallas Cowboys are likely to host the Miami Dolphins this Thanksgiving and the Bears and Inexperienced Bay Packers are likely to open the time in a Thursday night sport that’s typically reserved for the Super Bowl winner.
This tumble marks the NFL’s 100th time, and the league has curiosity in starting off the 12 months off with its oldest and most storied rivalry.
If the Lions and Bears do fulfill on Thanksgiving, it will mark the 2nd straight opponent the Lions have played in back again-to-back again decades in their once-a-year holiday break sport.
In 2016, the Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving, and a 12 months later, they missing to the Vikings on the holiday break.